BRANSFORD seniors resurrected their tour after a gap of several years with a three-day weekend excursion to a trio of Welsh courses.

Based at a hotel in Llandrindod Wells, the party of 30 played at Cradoc, Llandrindod’s hilly and challenging course and also Builth Wells.

The ladies largely dominated matters with Leigh Thomas collecting the top cumulative stableford score of 105 to win the Victor Meldrew Cup and Jenny Bennett claiming the Carers Trophy.

Tour organiser Trevor Atkinson said he felt it had been worthwhile bringing back the event which in past years included overseas trips.

Thomas finished with her three-round total of 105 ahead of Gordon White on 102 and Pete Sheppard on 100.

Harry Godwin scored 99, Trevor Atkinson 98 and Gerry McCurry, June Atkinson, Alan Wallcroft and Bennett 97.

Top scores at Cradoc came from Godwin, McCurry and Adrian Wood with 37 while Thomas, June Atkinson and Keith Leadbetter each had 36.

At Llandrindod, Phil Price scored 43, White 39 and Trevor Atkinson 38.

Builth saw Bennett pick up 43, Thomas 39 and Godwin 36.

The weekend tour raised £285 towards senior captain Andy Falconer’s chosen charity The Royal British Legion.

In round four of the seniors summer stableford league, Richard Steele led Division One with 43 points ahead of Dennis Atkins on 42 and Gerry Rebbeck on 41.

Trevor Ditchfield had 43 to win Division Three by two from Allen Rowberry with Rob Lawrence third on 36.

A card countback decided Division Two with victory going to Geoff Aston from Barry Benge with both on 40 and Andrew Jarvis claimed third with 38.


Division One: Roy Burston 107, Gerry Rebbeck and Trevor Atkinson 106, Richard Steele 105, Mike Weaver 103, David Parry 101, Mike Davidge 100.

Division Two: Geoff Aston 112, Andrew Jarvis 109, Dave Lindsay and Alan Cockill 107, Dave Ryall 105, Martin Linley and Barry Benge 101.

Division Three: Trevor Ditchfield 120, Brian Curnock 108, Gerry McCurry 101, Brian Taylor 100.

Meanwhile, Dave Thrower won on countback as Alexander Park seniors played a stableford.

Thrower (25 handicap) scored 39 points as did Ellis Crombie (14) with Paul Gimli (24) third on 38.

A party of Park seniors left for Scotland for four days staying at The Woll.

They played three rounds there and one at Torwoodlee with both in the Borders area.

Ray Ingram was declared the overall winner during the tour.